Double Dog Day: Lab/Basenji Mix (?) and Pug Mix

Today’s post is a good illustration of one of the difficulties of dog park photography. I was just settling down to take some pictures of this lovely pooch, when I was so rudely interrupted. (The breed mix is just a guess, but the more I look at him… Lab coloration, Lab-like tail with a basenji curl, half-up-ears, kind of a similar face… now that I’ve thought of it, I can’t ‘un-see’ it.)

Labrador Retriever/Basenji Mix

The brow furrows always make a dog look serious and worried. Every time I see a basenji I have to fight the urge to tell him everything is going to be all right.

Labrador Retriever/Basenji Mix and Pug Mix

Never fails... when I find a calm dog who is willing to pose for me, someone else always comes by and sticks his head in the picture. (In this case, what a GOOFY head!)

Labrador Retriever/Basenji Mix and Pug Mix

Funny thing: about half the time a dog does this, it's a pug or pug mix.

Pug Mix

I have a surprising number of pictures of pug noses.

Pug Mix

Offered without comment.

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5 Responses to Double Dog Day: Lab/Basenji Mix (?) and Pug Mix

  1. M.C. says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t get slobber all over your lens!

  2. jen says:

    ha! fantastic pug photo bomb

  3. Karen says:

    We just adopted a dog and I was trying to figure out what mix she was. She looks a lot like your besenji/lab. Does yours have golden eyes and eyelashes? How much does she weigh?

    • Adam Lang says:

      Well, first off, I’m not sure it’s a basenji/lab… that was just a guess, though I think a pretty good one. Based on the other pictures I took of this dog, I think he (she?) has brown eyes, and I don’t know about the eyelashes.

      I have no real idea how much she weighs, but from relative sizes I’d say in the 20-30 lb range. That’s just a guess, however. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

  4. Lynnette says:

    Our pup Shiloh looks very similar. We’ve been trying to figure out what she is too. We were recently told she is a besanji mix. She is completely red with blonde highlights and a very small amount of black in her curly tail. Great dog but very shy with new people and environments. Very loyal mutt!

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